Here in the UK, the transport industry is a huge part of what drives the economy, as well as many others that are reliant on cross-trade across the country. This means that there are a huge number of businesses that operate a fleet with drivers that need managing, monitoring and evaluating on a regular, if not daily, basis.
Why do we need to monitor fleets this closely? There are a number of reasons why, and all are designed to ensure that your business is running smoothly, within the law and as efficiently as possible.
Utilising GPS technology, fleet tracking technology enables many businesses to monitor driver behaviour on the roads, route management and expense reports with ease. Not only will this allow managers to ensure that they are working within the law, but it will also allow them to re-work routes in real-time, calculate and predict fuel costs for future journeys by analysing existing data.
Tracking fleets has never been easier – just plug in and go for many fleet vehicles requiring tracking systems, and a central management system at business HQ that allows managers to efficiently and effectively manage their team. As well as this, they can also ensure that expense reports are accurate and timely, making life much easier.
Tracking systems are often comprehensive, allowing businesses to really track fleet movements in detail. With the ability to see how fast a vehicle was traveling at any given point in a journey, as well as keeping an eye on mileage, businesses are able to stay in control with ease.
While cutting costs isn’t always necessary for a business, reducing outgoings without impacting staff and clients is something that many business strive for, largely due to the implications it has on profits. Utilising a fleet management system reduces false fuel claim expenses, wasted business hours and reduces the risk of being caught out by HMRC, too.
Another popular feature of many tracking systems – especially in large fleets that are across the country, often overnight – is the ability to turn on remote immobilisation if you believe a vehicle has been compromised or stolen. With this feature, you can protect your employees and keep them, and your business, as safe as possible.
If you are looking towards incorporating a fleet tracking system into your business, then there is no time like the present. These systems are more streamlined and beneficial than ever before so you can make an investment in the future of your business.